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3 Tornadoes Confirmed In Maury, Davidson Counties

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 19:20:58-04

Officials with the National Weather Service have confirmed two tornadoes hit Middle Tennessee in Davidson and Maury counties during the storms that rolled through with the remains of Hurricane Harvey.

The first tornado, an EF-0, hit just west of Mt. Pleasant in southwest Maury County around 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

Officials with the NWS said the tornado had peak wind speeds of 75 miles per hour and a path that was 1.5 miles long and 50 yards wide.

Many large tree limbs were snapped, and a number of other trees were uprooted. Sheet metal was peeled from one home's large porch, and sheet metal was also ripped off of several farm storage outbuildings and sheds.

Reports stated the second tornado, an EF-1, hit near the Bordeaux area in the northwest portion of Nashville around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to data collected by the NWS, the tornado had estimated peak winds of 95 miles per hour and traveled a path that was less than a mile long and 75 yards wide.

Damage from this tornado included a large portion of a roof that was removed from a wood frame house, shingles removed from a few homes, two collapsed carports, and nearly 100 large matured hardwood trees that were snapped or uprooted.

A third tornado touched down in Southeast Nashville. The NWS described it as brief, weak EF0 tornado just north of Lebanon Pike Near Omohundro Drive and moved North, Northwest.

Several trees were uprooted in all directions along Dahlia Drive and a small garage building was blown inwards.

A few more trees were snapped and uprooted and a carport had minor sheet metal damage on Dahlia Circle.  The most significant damage occurred at a warehouse on River Hills Drive where a large section of a wall was blown out and an 18 wheeler was flipped over.

Several more trees were snapped along both sides of the Cumberland River and in the Shelby Bottoms Park before the tornado lifted.